Wednesday 19 June 2013

Every Bush is burning with the Rose
Vienna's Rose Garden

Beside a Dial in the leafy close,
Where every bush was burning with the rose,
With million roses falling flake by flake
Upon the lawn in fading summer snows:

I read the Persian Poet's rhyme of old,
Each thought a ruby in a ring of gold?
Old thoughts so young, that, after all these years,
They're writ on every rose-leaf yet unrolled.

You may not know the secret tongue aright
The Sunbeams on their rosy tablets write;
Only a poet may perchance translate
Those ruby-tinted hieroglyphs of light.
- Mathilde Blind
"In a Kentish Rose Garden" -

Rose Garden
Late afternoon
of Sunday
29 May 2011

Images © by Merisi


  1. Oh, what a beautiful garden, Merisi!! And your captures are fantastic! I love the colors and so much beauty -- I think I can smell them from here! I'd love to be able to spend some time there!! Thanks for sharing!! Hope your week is going well!

  2. I just love roses, from the wild hedge roses to the modern teas that are so fat and overbred like company directors.
    The people sitting on the benches in all that splendour look so delightfully content.

  3. Sitting and relaxing in a beautiful rose garden with a fountain would be a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

  4. What a beautiful and peaceful place to spend some time. I'm a fan of roses too - so many lovely varieties. Thank you very much for following my blog.

  5. So beautiful! I can barely have 2 Rose bushes blooming at the same time...they do not like me...

  6. Un très beau jardin, et en plus il fait beau ????

  7. Anonymous20 June, 2013

    Oh! I'd love to spend some time here. :)

  8. I had never heard that lovely poem before,the rose garden looks so beautiful, it must smell good too.
    Sarah x


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